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ADHD

Overcoming The Label Of ADHD

Introduction

In today's society, there is a huge stigma on mental illness. People with mental
illness are constantly judged due to their mental illnesses. When I first was diagnosed with ADHD, I felt as if I was holding a deep dark secret from society, particularly due to the stigma associated with mental illness. I did not want anybody to know that I suffered from ADHD. I was embarrassed and ashamed at myself. However, after awhile, I finally developed...


ADHD

Being Diagnosed With ADHD

Introduction

I remember returning home from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY for winter break during my senior year as an undergraduate student. I was overwhelmed and discouraged. I did not know what I wanted to do with my life. During the fall semester, I had suffered from the H1N1 virus and had received very low grades for the semester.  I was in the car with my parents. My parents had always supported and encouraged me and...


General

Welcome to Living with ADHD

You don't often hear the perspective of a young adult and how they deal with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or attention deficit disorder (ADD). Young adults often have to grapple with the challenges of the disorder on their own. Worse yet, others may suggest they're faking it, or don't need medications to help with it.

Living with ADHD presents daily challenges. I believe more can be done to share some of those challenges with...